In Danny I trust. Having said that, I do believe the failure this past season rest on Danny. During the past offseason and at the trade deadline, everyone but the Celtics made improvements.
Milwaukee – George Hill, Lopez, Illyasova, Mirotic, Pau Gasol.
Toronto – Kawhi, Danny Green, Marc Gasol, (and Siakam made a major leap).
Philly – Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Mike Scott
The Celtics biggest change was the addition of getting back a player in Gordon Hayward, who needed the season to basically continue his rehab. I do not blame anyone for this, as it felt necessary if the team had any shot of improving in the playoffs.
I hate to harp on this again, but the reluctance to make any trades did impact this season. Danny was holding onto all of his assets to make one last push for Anthony Davis, but he couldn’t make an offer until this season is over because of the Rose rule. After all the dust settles this offseason, I want to see more defined roles. Assuming Kyrie re-signs, I would like to see Stevens treat Kyrie like the teams star player. Maybe if the coach treats him like a star player, the refs will give Kyrie those star calls.